Best drama movie mistakes of 2017

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Deliberate mistake: The me-109 have painted yellow fronts, this wasn't done by the Germans until after Dunkirk. Christopher Nolan has admitted doing this deliberately so the audience could tell the difference between the spitfire and the me-109 during the combat scenes.

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Factual error: Both the Yugoslav police officers Poirot is speaking to at the end are black. The chances of a black person serving in the Yugoslav police in the 1930s were zero.

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Factual error: Robert McNamara is wearing a multi colored Polo shirt talking to Mrs. Graham in 1971. The Ralph Lauren Company did not make the shirts until 1972.

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It (2017)

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Factual error: During the opening scene, a silver TV from the late 90's/early 00's is in the living room/dining room area.

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Factual error: In the scenes where Gardner is messaging his Earth based female friend Tulsa from his Mars home, their communication is shown as being in real time. In truth, there would be minimum of a 4 min lag between messages due to the distance.

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Continuity mistake: When Bailey, or "buddy" first finds Hannah at his last life, Hannah says that he is not a stray because he has a collar. In the initial shot of the dog it does not have a collar on, but when she reaches to see the tag it appears.

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Logan (2017)

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Continuity mistake: When Pierce first begins to interrogate Caliban in the safe house in Mexico, a large portion of Caliban's albino makeup is smudged below his nose, revealing the actor's natural skin in his first close-up of the scene; after switching to a close-up of Pierce, then back to Caliban, the smudge has been fixed.

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Continuity mistake: PT arrives home to tell Charity that he's been fired. Depending on the angle, a long strand of hair falls over her left cheek or not. This keeps swapping back and forth.

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Sacha
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Continuity mistake: When Christian and Ana have sex for the first time after reuniting, there's a mug on Ana's nightstand while Christian is undressing her. Once they're on the bed together, the mug is gone.

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Factual error: Neville Chamberlain is described as chairman of the Conservative Party. He was actually party leader. Party chairman is a separate post, which was held at that time by Sir Douglas Hacking.

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Necrothesp
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Continuity mistake: When the main character goes to visit his friend that had been shot in Iraq, they're driving down a country road in a 2 door Dodge Challenger, but when inside the vehicle it's a Dodge Charger, which is a four door car.

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Continuity mistake: When Mae and Ty meet, when Ty asks what does she think of this, Ty begins removing the lid from the bottle of wine he is holding, but in the next shot, the lid has suddenly been removed from the bottle, with his hand nowhere near it.

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Casual Person
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Factual error: Beria was not executed until ten days after the funeral, not on the day.

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Suggested correction: The film is a satirical representation of the events, not a historical documentary. Zhukov isn't from northern England, the committee did not comically carry Stalin around his dacha and Melenkov never told anyone to kiss his "Russian ass."

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Continuity mistake: When Mack and Jesus are running on the river, they switch sides between shots.

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oswal13

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Rings (2017)

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Factual error: The interior of the 747 is too narrow.

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AAL117
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Factual error: The American flag displayed when Churchill arrives at the big house to meet Eisenhower has a modern day configuration of 50 stars, not 48 as it was at the time.

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Continuity mistake: Kate's makeup has her looking well healed while she is still sleeping in the cave, only to return to a swollen eye as she is rescued from the frozen lake.

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1922 (2017)

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Factual error: The black leather chair of the Home trust banker is more modern than the movie setting in 1922.

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New this month Factual error: When Tonya is walking through the kitchen at her job at Spud City, she complains that someone took her smokes and walks by an appliance to her left. The design style of the appliance did not exist in the early 1990s.

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New this month Other mistake: When poison is first put in the pot of tea, the first shot of breakfast shows Woodcocks sister stirring her tea which presumably is from the same pot, but she showed no sign of poisoning.

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New this month Factual error: General Hoyt is shown as a five star General, and he makes reference to it. However, this rank did not exist in 1962. The last person to hold this rank was Omar Bradley in 1950.

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New this month Suggested correction: The rank of General of the Army (5-Star general) still exists, it's simply that no one has been given that rank since General Bradley. But as a fictitious character, there is nothing wrong with General Hoyt obtaining the rank simply because no one else has. Though some may say the rank was retired in the 80's after Bradley's death, there have been a few who were considered for the rank in modern times, such as Powell and Schwarzkopf.

Bishop73
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New this month Factual error: When Mark Felt and the FBI Director are in a car on the way to the Watergate hearings in 1972 or 1973, from the car window, you see the WW2 memorial, which was built in 2004.

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Factual error: Tony writes a "postcard" on the back of a picture to Adrian and Veronica to an address in Cambridge including the postcode. This scene occurs in 1967 (we see the date on the letter he is responding to) but postcodes weren't in use in Cambridge until at least 1970.

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Factual error: Before and during the Marines' arrival in Marjah, some of them are wearing Dust Goggles. These would've been first issued in World War II and continued into the early 2000s. The Battle for Marjah took place in 2010, by which point these goggles had been replaced by superior models such as ESS for some time.

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Matdan97
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Factual error: When Sgt. Harper and his men are prepping their gear for the water mission, he gives Pvt. Ocre one of his rifle plates. But the plate he gives him looks like a steel plate that been wrapped in plastic. In reality, the plates issued to Marines and Soldiers were and still are ceramic Small Arms Protective Inserts (SAPI for short). The plate seen in the film looks nothing like the actual ones.

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New today Continuity mistake: When Suge Knight pays Tupac for a song in cash. He stacked up $100,000 in two stacks of $10,000. In the next shot the bundles of $10,000 are spread out on the table, and then the bundles are stacked up again.

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Continuity mistake: When the soup is about to be served, you see the horns blowing to introduce Victoria, and you can see all of the footmen lined up already with trays of soup, but in the next shot, it shows that they are just starting to march in to line up with their trays of soup.

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Continuity mistake: When the bald soldier gets into the cage of the apes the amount of mud on his face changes between shots.

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oswal13
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Factual error: In the movie, Sandy shows up at the premiere. In real life, Sandy did not come to the premiere as Tommy had not invited him due to incidents on set with Tommy's behaviour. Actor Kyle Vogt also did not come for similar reasons.

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Factual error: The insurance detective uses "air quotes." Not in 1959.

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Suggested correction: While the term may not have been popularized until the 1980's, the use of "air quotes" goes back to at least 1927 where a magazine article wrote about a woman who would use her fingers to make quotation marks while speaking.

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